United States Supreme Court Judicial Data Base, Phase II: User's Guide

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Overview

For nearly a decade, a team of researchers was busily at work preparing a data base on the decisions of the United States Supreme Court. This book documents those efforts. Specifically, this book is a codebook and a user's guide to the data. In addition to documenting each of the codes in the data set, this book also provides specific details on how the variables were coded, as well as information about the reliability of the results. Three major aspects of these decisions are addressed: the values expressed in the opinions of the Court (including concurrences, dissents, etc.), the attributes of the litigants in each case, and the nature and extent of participation in the litigation by amicus curiae.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780820437163
  • Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/1998
  • Series: Teaching Texts in Law and Politics Series
  • Pages: 379
  • Product dimensions: 5.94 (w) x 8.92 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 Questions and Answers 5
Ch. 3 Values and Opinions 15
Coding Values and Opinions 16
Type of Opinion 18
The Coding Process 57
Operational Codebook - Values Coding 57
Steps in Coding an Opinion 60
The Codebook 64
I Political Participation and Citizenship 64
II Freedoms 68
III Equal Access to Private and Public Institutions 74
IV Government Power 77
V Criminal Justice 87
VI Non-Criminal Justice 91
VII Threshold 92
VIII Federalism 93
The Data 94
Reliability 99
Applications 150
Variable List: Values and Opinions 152
Ch. 4 Parties to the Litigation 161
Reliability and Consistency in the Parties Data 161
Codebook 165
Appendix A 212
Appendix B 222
Ch. 5 Amicus Curiae Briefs 229
Overview of Coding Procedures 230
Coding Process 233
An Overview of the Data 234
Codebook 236
Endnotes 243
References 245
Appendix A 247
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